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Dragonfly In flight

Dragonfly In flight
Copyright ©2005, Fonzy -
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Finally I managed to get one in flight.

Photographer: Fonzy -
Folder: My-Damsel and DragonFly 2005
Uploaded: 21-Aug-2005 21:15 CEST
Current Rating: 8.50/2
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Camera: Olympus E1
Exposure time: 1/160
Aperture: 5
Focal length: 283
Lens: ZD50-200mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 400
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Cropped-Levels-noise reduction
Image resized to: 570x900

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Congratulations! A macro snapshot is almost impossible.

Piero Magnani at 23:04 CEST on 21-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Piero,

Yes a macro shot from a Dragonfly in flight would be very nice , but that is as you say ans I agree is impossible ....... To take one in flight is already a challenge, I am very happy with this one.... Best regards,

Fonzy - at 08:53 CEST on 22-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Congratulations for this capture! the patience give good fruits!

Sergio Di Giovanni at 16:42 CEST on 22-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Sergio, for the comment.....;-)

Fonzy - at 18:41 CEST on 22-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Verry good shot for just 1/160 secs Fons ! I can see the light track right to the dragonfly caused by the relatively long exposure time - or am I wrong ?

Dirk Guttmann at 00:14 CEST on 23-Aug-2005 [Reply]


Thanks Dirk, yes I guess it is from the long exposer time.

Fonzy - at 10:04 CEST on 23-Aug-2005 [Reply]


A short calculation for fun : In the time the shutter was open (1/160 sec) the dragonfly made a distance of aproximatly 10 cm as seen in the foto(at least 10 cm ! - because it could have entered the frame after the shutter was allready open ) ! 10 cm / sec means a speed of 57.6 km / h - do you think it was as fast ? Would be hard to follow with a camera I guess ..

Dirk Guttmann at 10:51 CEST on 23-Aug-2005 [Reply]